Disney to cut 7,000 jobs in major revamp by CEO Iger

LOS ANGELES: Walt Disney Co On Wednesday Restructuring under the leadership of the CEO recently restored was announced Bob IgerIn an effort to cut $5.5 billion in costs, and increase its streaming revenues, 7,000 jobs were eliminated business profitable.
The Layoffs account for 3.6% of the total. Disney’s global workforce.
Shares This is Disney After-hours trading saw a 4.7% increase to $117.22
The Steps were taken, including the promise to reinstate dividends for shareholders, to address some of the criticisms received from activist investors Nelson Peltz The Mouse House Overspending on streaming.
“We are pleased that Disney is listening,” For example, a spokesperson Peltz’s Trian Group In a late statement Wednesday.
Under The company’s restructuring will help to reduce costs and increase return power to creative executives. It will be divided into three segments: An entertainment unit, which includes streaming, TV, and film; A sports-focused ESPN unit; Disney Parks, experiences, and products
“This reorganization will result in a more cost-effective, coordinated approach to our operations,” Iger On a conference call, he spoke to analysts. “We are committed to running efficiently, especially in a challenging environment.”
Iger Streaming remained Disney’s Top priority
He According to the company, “focus even more on our core brands and franchises” And “aggressively curate our general entertainment content.”
Iger Also, he said that he would contact the company’s board and ask them to reinstate the shareholder dividend by the year end. Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy stated that the initial dividend would be a “small fraction” Pre-COVID level, with plans to increase it over the course of time.
PeltzA seat on the Disney Board, advocated for the restoration of the dividend by fiscal 2020.
“My sense is that Disney is already doing many of the things Nelson Peltz is demanding, though not necessarily in response to pressure from him,” Paul VernaPrincipal Analyst at Insider Intelligence.
Iger According to ESPN, the company is not currently in discussions to spin-off ESPN. ESPN will continue to be run by Jimmy Pitaro.
TV executive Dana Walden Chief film director Alan Bergman Entertainment division.
Disney This is the latest news media company to announce job reductions in response to declining subscriber growth, increased competition for streaming viewers, and other factors. Disney It reported earlier that its subscriptions had fallen for the first time in a quarter. Disney+ streaming media unit, which has lost more than $1B
Warner Bros Discovery Inc And Netflix Inc previously underwent layoffs.
Disney It stated that it would cut $2.5 billion in sales, general administrative expenses, and other operating costs. This effort is underway. Another Reduced non-sports content and layoffs would result in $3 billion of savings.
For The fiscal first quarter ended on Dec. 31, Disney According to a report by, the adjusted earnings per share were reported at 99 cents. That’s higher than the average analyst estimate, which was 78cs. Refinitiv data.
Net Income was below analyst estimates at $1.279 trillion. Revenue $23.512 billion more than expected Wall Street Estimates of $23.4 Billion
The The reorganization marks the beginning of a new chapter in leadership IgerThe first tenure of CEO was started in 2005. He Fortified continued to be done Disney With an impressive list of entertainment brands, you can acquire Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment And Lucasfilm. Iger Also, the company was repositioned to capitalize on streaming revolution by acquiring 21st Century Fox’s Film and television assets for 2019 and launching Disney+ streaming service that falls.
Iger In 2020, he resigned as CEO but was able to return to the position in November 2022.
Now, Iger Will try to put Disney’s Streaming business is a way to grow and profit. The New structure is also a good thing Iger’s Promise to return decision-making power to the company’s creative leadership, who will decide what movies and series are made and how they will be distributed and promoted.
This Marks Disney’s Third restructuring in five years. It It reorganized its business in 2018 in order to increase its streaming business’ growth, and again in 2020 to spur streaming’s growth.
The Last time Disney It was made during the peak of the pandemic when it announced in November 2020: 32,000 workers would be laid off, primarily at the theme parks. The In the first half fiscal 2021, there were cuts.

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